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Nez

A few questions

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I'd like to preface this by saying I've searched through some threads and used the search function, but have failed to find anything to help me with some confusion. I apologize in advance if I have somehow missed something blatantly obvious. I'm new to scripting, and so far have been successful at utilizing the help file within the autoit directory, however I have a few questions that I feel may be obvious but I am not understanding.

I am making a basic script to emulate key presses "Send("d"), you get the point. Seeing as the goto function no longer exists, I am running into a cluttering problem -- my script is super messy. I am wondering if someone could explain to me briefly how to create a function that is its own file that I can call.. Like this:

;Example messy script

If $var = 1 then

Send("D")

Send("P")

Send("T")

Send("X")

Else

Send("O")

Send("I")

Can I take those functions, make it a file, like dptx.au3 (named after the keys pressed,) and use the file as a function? So it would instead look like this:

; Example of cleaner script

#include <dptx.au3>

#include <oi.au3>

If $var = 1 then

use <function named dptx.au3>

Else

use <function named oi.au3>

Am I even going about it the right way?

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Is Func ... EndFunc what you are looking for? Look for 'User Define Functions' in the help file.

Example:

$Var=1
If $Var=1 Then
    _SayHello()
Else
    _SayBye()
EndIf

;here are the user defined functions:
Func _SayHello()
    MsgBox(0,"","hello")
EndFunc

Func _SayBye()
    MsgBox(0,"","Bye")
EndFunc

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I see. Yeah I think that will work. So instead my "cleaner" code would look like this?

; User Defined Functions

Func _dptx()
     Send("D")
     Send("P")
     Send("T")
     Send("X")
EndFunc

Func _oi()
    Send("O")
    Send("I")
EndFunc

; Start code    
If $var = 1, Then
    _dptx()
Else
    _oi()
EndIf

Okay, that makes sense. Is there a reason you put the user defined functions at the bottom? Thank you for your input!

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